edema

noun
ede·​ma | \ i-ˈdē-mə How to pronounce edema (audio) \

Definition of edema

1 : an abnormal infiltration and excess accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue or in a serous cavity

called also dropsy

2a : watery swelling of plant organs or parts
b : any of various plant diseases characterized by such swellings

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Curiously, pulmonary edema was also listed as a cause of death for three Americans who died within days of each other in May at the Bahia Principe property in La Romana, including a Baltimore couple who died in their room on the same day. Susan Glaser, cleveland.com, "Northeast Ohio family seeks answers regarding father’s death in the Dominican Republic," 15 July 2019 Medical researchers have reported that sildenafil can boost performance in racehorses, which are prone to lung bleeding and edema after races. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Pharmacy owner whose drugs led to doped racehorses admits to peddling unsafe equine drugs," 5 July 2019 In nearly all of them, Dominican authorities said there were signs of pulmonary edema -- a condition in which the lungs fill with fluid. Elizabeth Llorente | Fox News, Fox News, "Son of tourist who died at luxury resort awaits Dominican AG's approval to get mother's blood sample to US," 19 June 2019 In addition to pulmonary edema and respiratory failure, the incidents’ causes of death are frequently cited as pneumonia, multiple organ failure, and an exceptionally common one: heart attack. Stephie Grob Plante, Vox, "Tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic are sparking concern among travelers," 26 June 2019 Jerry Curran, 78, died Jan. 26 in the Dreams Punta Cana resort, and an autopsy report blamed pulmonary edema and other causes, García said. Washington Post, "Minister: 8 tourism deaths in Dominican Republic not unusual," 21 June 2019 Jerry Curran, 78, died Jan. 26 in the Dreams Punta Cana resort, and an autopsy report blamed pulmonary edema and other causes, García said. Danica Coto, chicagotribune.com, "Deaths of 8 American tourists in Dominican Republic this year not unusual, island’s tourism minister says," 21 June 2019 Her death certificate, which Fox News saw a copy of, listed pulmonary edema and cardiac problems. Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News, "Health, environmental inspectors conduct tests at Dominican resorts where U.S. tourists died," 8 June 2019 The couple, who were meant to return to the U.S. the same day they were discovered dead, reportedly suffered from respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, a preliminary autopsy concluded. Breanna Edwards, Essence, "Early Autopsy Results Still Inconclusive On American Tourists Who Died At The Same Dominican Republic Resort," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of edema

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for edema

New Latin, from Greek oidēma swelling, from oidein to swell; akin to Armenian aytnu- swell, Old English ātor poison

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edema

noun
ede·​ma
variants: or chiefly British oedema \ i-​ˈdē-​mə How to pronounce oedema (audio) \
plural edemas or chiefly British oedemas also edemata\ -​mət-​ə \ or chiefly British oedemata

Medical Definition of edema

: an abnormal excess accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue or in a serous cavity

called also dropsy

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